Enjoy writing again!
Our theme for AcWriMo 2021 is ‘How to enjoy writing’. Lots of people struggle to get on with their writing, and some of you may not be enjoying it very much at the moment. This series offers a range of ways to find positive energy for writing in November, creating momentum that you can carry through into the rest of your writing project. Join up for whichever sessions are right for you.
03 Nov| Finding writing energy with the right support
10 Nov| Honing your peer review skills
17 Nov| Thriving in your PhD
24 Nov| Maintaining writing enjoyment beyond AcWriMo
Write like an Olympian
Do you think of yourself as a high-performer? Do you approach your writing like a high-performer? Dr Derek Panchuk has worked with some of the best coaches and athletes in the world to help them achieve their potential. In this 4-part series (come for one or come for all) we’ll explore habits and activities that have helped Olympic athletes reach the podium and how you can use these tactics to create your own high performing writing habits!
04 Nov| Setting the bar for writing success
09 Nov| Deliberate practice for productive writing
18 Nov| Performing when it counts
23 Nov| (Self) coaching and feedback
Writing in company – value+
The AcWriMo weekly writing sessions are designed to help you get extra value out of your writing efforts. Participants announce their specific tasks for each session. This advance preparation means that you will be ready to get straight into the writing the moment the bell goes. Research writing expert Dr Cally Guerin will guide participants through the sessions, providing on-the-spot suggestions and advice.
05 Nov| Writing in company - value+
12 Nov| Writing in company - value+
16 Nov| Writing in company - value+
22 Nov| Writing in company - value+
How to write: the workshops of the book
Professor Inger Mewburn (@thesiswhisperer) will take you on a journey through her favourite writing hacks from her best selling book 'How to fix your academic writing trouble'. You’ll learn how to make your writing clearer and more persuasive. Inger assumes you're already an accomplished writer, but want to hone your craft. If you’ve ever got feedback like ‘your writing doesn’t flow’ or ‘this doesn’t sound very academic’, then these workshops are for you! The sessions will have one hour of instruction and an hour where you can stay on, if you like, to practice what you have learned and ask questions.
01 Nov| How to plan your last year last year of writing
02 Nov| How to diagram your writing
08 Nov| How to write logically connected sentences
11 Nov| How to write with less word clutter
15 Nov| How to write more compelling sentences
19 Nov| How to write clearer sentences
25 Nov| How to write a more powerful paragraph
26 Nov| How to write about other people's research